Eduardo Berriatúa is a Professor of Animal Health at the University of Murcia (UMU) in Spain since 2011 and a member of the European Veterinary Parasitology.

Dear listeners, my name is Eduardo Berriatúa, I'm a Professor at the University of Murcia

Murcia is a region in south east Spain where leishmaniosis by Leishmania infantum is an endemic disease. My interest lies in the epidemiology and control of leishmaniosis and in my talk in the ALIVE congress in Málaga, I will be discussing three different issues.

On the one hand, I will talk about the spacial distribution of leishmaniosis both on a regional and on a wider Mediterranean scale, I will then go on to discuss the issue of humans as reservoirs for Leishmania infantum infections and I will finish my talk discussing the mandatory notification status and availability of surveillance and control programs in the European Union. I hope that these issues are of interest to you.

I very much look forward to meeting you in Málaga - many thanks for your attention and goodbye!